Boys’ soccer continues winning streak
Facing Whittell High School for the second time this season, the Truckee High School boys’ varsity soccer team came up with another victory on Thursday, 4-0.
In the opening minutes of the game the Wolverines were quick to fire shots on goal, but Whittell’s goalie came up with big saves. On the Wolverine’s offensive side of the field, the lanes were crowded with Whittell defensemen.
On Wolverine defense, Forrest Platt and goalie Clayton Bena stopped and cleared all balls Whittell sent toward the Truckee goal box.
Shane Collins, Timmy McDonald and Scott Eberhardt continued to put pressure on the Whittell goalie, but he didn’t crack.
“The guys weren’t finishing, but they created a lot of scoring opportunities,” said head coach Rob Curtis.
The first goal of the game came off Truckee’s Ramiro Aguilar’s corner kick, which bounced off a Whittell defenseman and into his own goal to put the Wolverines up by one.
The Whittell defense did a good job stopping the Wolverines from gaining open shots, but they had little luck clearing the ball.
McDonald had the second Truckee goal when he fired a shot form the right corner of the goal box into the left corner of the net.
The Truckee defense continued to make good plays while the offense tested the Whittell goalie.
With less than a minute left to play in the first half, Eberhardt found his first goal of the game to put the Wolverines up 3-0 going into the second half.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Eberhardt stole the ball from a Whittell defenseman and sent it to the back of the net for his second goal.
Truckee’s Kevin Waters and Kevin Flynn had a number of solid shots on goal. The Whittell defense crumbled in the second half under the Wolverines’ intense play.
Whittell’s tough first-half defense turned into physical second-half play. As a result, the Wolverines slowed down their offense, which resulted in good consistent passing, and ball movement.
On a free kick, Waters shot nearly found its way into the back of the net but it ricocheted off the left goal post.
The Wolverine offense did a great job setting up scoring attempts in the second half.
“I thought they (the Wolverines) looked relatively good considering we played three games in three games,” Curtis said. “But they do the job that’s got to get done and I’m happy with that.”
“These guys have the ability to still find that over drive late in the game,” he added.
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Students from North Tahoe and Truckee recently made the trip to Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley to compete in the annual Kays Ostrom Invitational.